Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Saint Warmonger The Hero

"We're An Empire Now"
Regular readers know that some people don't take it seriously when Dredd Blog discusses the concept of masses of sociopaths or psychopaths.

I have used the term "meme complex", "large group", and even "nation" to describe widespread psychologically impaired behavior, which in an individual would be diagnosed as psychopathic.

Sometimes when the text of a post is undeniable, people will grant a limited acknowledgement that masses of people, or a nation, can become infected with psychosis, then act in concerted, but mad behaviors.

Take for example when we looked at the undeniable words of Karl Rove, mentor to the High Priest In Chief:
''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''
(Dumb & Dumber -> Bleak & Bleeker, emphasis added). The people at the helm of the most powerful military on the planet thought they were the center of the universe, ended up killing over a million people, ended up practically destroying the American economy, and embraced something that resembles the third Reich.

That no one could understand what some of those in that regime were saying at times is undeniable, however, it was the Groupspeak mentality of that regime which was most notable:
One professor calls this doublespeak, and has written a book "Why No One Knows What Anyone Is Saying Anymore". He points out:
The Plutocracy Prevails
With doublespeak, banks don't have "bad loans" or "bad debts"; they have "nonperforming assets" or "nonperforming credits" which are "rolled over" or "rescheduled." Corporations never lose money; they just experience "negative cash flow," "deficit enhancement," "net profit revenue deficiencies," or "negative contributions to profits."
(William Lutz, Rutgers University).
(Etiology of Social Dementia). The nation plunges on through the fog of the war on everything, evidently thinking Titanic thoughts of collapsing empire proportions.

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